|Project by itsmic||posted 10-12-2010 09:12 PM||1896 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Hi Everyone Back at it again with some maple boxes, this is one I made to donate to a local volunteer agency that does lots of great things for the local community, the box will be part of a yearly dinner and auction they will hold on the 22nd of this month. The box is one of three I am making, one to donate, one to Cindy, and the third, haven’t decided yet, all are Memory Boxes, not sure what a “Memory Box” should be, but this is my interpretation. I wanted it to be larger, this one is 12X12X5.5” with 4.5 under the lid. I used box joints and this great maple wood “they called it #3 maple), but I think I got some great wood for boxes out of it so far. The lid is a veneered panel with biscuit jointed miters with a blood wood trim. The lid has a lip cut in it to set into the box, and the raised floor is veneered matching the lid. I used two chains, and some thick brass hinges, with WP stamped on them, I like them at 12 bucks a pair, they are very rugged and precise, .075” thick. The finish is natural stain and sealer then two coats of poly, second one being as thick as I can lay one coat, this saves me from a third, which usually is the case. Lots of work to get done before the snow hits around here, so, I better get some of it done. Lots of fun sharing the wood projects here on Lj’s.
-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing